Friday, January 10, 2014

Remember your baptism!

The great hymns of the church often get a bad rap because their too old.  But I've never heard a modern praise song or hymn that captures the rich blessings of baptism as well as Paul Gerhardt's amazing, "All Christians Who Have Been Baptized."

O Christian, firmly hold this gift
  And give God thanks forever!
It gives the power to uplift
  In all that you endeavor.
When nothing else revives your soul
Your Baptism stands and makes you whole
  And then in death completes you.

From the "Lutheran Service Book," #596, verse five